Street Child (Collins Modern Classics)

By Berlie Doherty

  • Release Date : 1995-03-06
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 1.67 MB
Score: 4.5
From 76 Ratings


Street Child (Collins Modern Classics) Unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children’s homes.

When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls.

Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends… only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe.

Will Jim ever manage to be free?

About the author

Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer.

Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for ‘Grannie was a Buffer Girl’ in 1987 and for ‘Dear Nobody’ in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.


  • Street child

    By bella200341
    I have been reading it in school I love the end 💕💞💝💖💗💓
  • Omg

    By GGredX
    Amazing! I love this book and little Tim. I have read this book 4 times and love it
  • Awesome

    By Cool girl crossy
    This book is one of the best books I've ever read so you need to read it! I'm reading it for the fourth time now!!!😃 that's how good it is there's also a second one called far from home you need to read that too!!!
  • Brill

    By Supertotgirlygirl
    I'm reading it in school